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Coriander Essential Oil

Coriandrum sativum

Coriander essential oil helps to enhance circulation in the muscle and joints, is beneficial for muscular aches and pains, stiffness, rheumatism, arthritis and gout. Used for anorexia, colic, diarrhea, dyspeptic complaints, for nausea, as a digestive antispasmodic, piles, as well as for cold & flu, measles, hemorrhoids, migraine, neuralgia, and loss of appetite.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is regarded as a tonic of the stomach & heart, an herb of longevity that brings pain relief.  It circulates Chi and disperses cold  & painful obstruction in the body, which often manifests as osteoarthritis and rheumatic pain. Mojay states that it invigorates the intellect by strengthening the function of the spleen/pancreas. 

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Essential Facts

Notes & Use

Traditional Use of Coriander

Botany
Coriander is an annual herb that is strongly aromatic. It grows to about 1meter high, and has delicate leaves of bright green (cilantro), and umbels of white, lace like flowers with bunches of small, round fruits that turn brown as they ripen.
 
Traditional Folklore & Uses
Coriander seed has been cultivated for over 3,000 years, and dates back to ancient Egyptian times, where it was  found in the tombs of Royal Egyptian Pharohs Rameses & Tutankhamun.They imbibed a beverage of steeped Coriander Seeds, Garlic & Wine, which they believed to contain the secret of happiness.
Used as a fragrance for soaps& perfumes, and also by the food industry to flavor liqueurs and flavoring tobacco.
In medieval Europe witches would use it in love potions because of its aphrodisiac qualities. 
Energetics

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities of Coriander

Coriander essential oil is useful when for praying for assistance & guidance while we try to manage & transition into a new area of our lives. Encourages creativity, motivation, optimism, enthusiasm & expression. It is calming & uplifting, indicated for anxiety, nervous depression or excessive worrying.  Historically regarded as an herb for protection & immortality, bringing peace & serenity. 
Chemistry
Safety Etc.

Safety Information for Coriander

Non toxic, non irritating. Though Lawless warns that it can be “stupefying” in large doses. 

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